Pinoy jumps off Celebrity Eclipse cruise ship caught on CCTV, still missing

By on May 22, 2011 in Asia, Europe, Travel Comments

A Filipino man (Pinoy) crew jumped from the Celebrity Eclipse cruise ship on Friday, May 20 and was caught on video, but still missing and being feared not to survive the jump.

Celebrity Eclipse cruise file photo
Image Credit: Sky News

As reported at Telegraph on Saturday, a Pinoy, whose identity has not yet been released, was seen on CCTV last Friday at around 10:15 p.m. (UK time), climbing over a railing of the Celebrity Eclipse ship and jumped to the water.

The Filipino crew, known to be 31 years old, is still missing as of this writing but a Celebrity Eclipse spokeswoman told reports that the management is now providing support for his family.

The ship, which is owned by Celebrity Cruises, was said to be eight miles north of Cherbourg, France, when the man jumped.

Apparently, upon learning the incident, Celebrity Eclipse shifted back to the spot and immediately informed the French coastguard but failed to find the man after searching overnight.

”We deployed our resources to find him but it was to no avail and we can now presume that he is dead.” A French coastguard crew was quoted as saying, adding that the water is very cold that no one could have made it alive.

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